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ArtDrake

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1245 on: August 21, 2012, 07:11:26 PM »

Do you have plans to make Telepath RPG games in a chronological fashion, or are you going to go back to old stories and retell portions of them from different viewpoints in new games?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1246 on: August 21, 2012, 09:33:52 PM »

I do not consider myself bound by any sort of strict chronology; events happen during whatever time period best suits the story I want to tell.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1247 on: August 21, 2012, 09:35:55 PM »

Oh, I see. That makes a lot of sense.

Do you think you'll ever run out of themes for your stories? I mean, they seem to be largely based around various forms of social injustice [racism, the injustice of theocracies] with other themes underneath [the consequences of warring, abuse of the legal system, suppression of knowledge due to religion], but I could be wrong on that.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1248 on: August 22, 2012, 04:11:53 AM »

I have quite a few story ideas saved up; I doubt I'll run out of them any time soon. :)
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1249 on: August 22, 2012, 09:58:53 PM »

How do you maintain your work ethic?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1250 on: August 23, 2012, 04:54:21 AM »

Um, I dunno. Via the proper application of latent Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? :D
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« Reply #1251 on: August 23, 2012, 05:52:56 PM »

Um, I dunno. Via the proper application of latent Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? :D
Are you sure it's not just the power of pure awesomeness that flows through your veins, releasing itself into your work?
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CraigStern

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1252 on: August 23, 2012, 07:30:34 PM »

If that were true, I'd donate blood more often; improve national productivity.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1253 on: August 23, 2012, 08:07:33 PM »

What made you stay away from generic fantasy settings and peoples? I mean, I don't recognize any of the races you have in the telepath universe except Human and Lizardman.

Was it that you specifically didn't want to do what everyone else had done, or more that the existing templates couldn't be used to convey exactly what you wanted out of them?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1254 on: August 24, 2012, 05:22:37 AM »

While reading your question, Duckling, I wondered why the use of Lizardmen? Craig: did you feel that the already existing races were unable to provide further diversity?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1255 on: August 24, 2012, 09:26:22 AM »

Well, I've seen some form of man-lizard hybrid in at least two other games, the more notable of the two being Argonians from the Elder Scrolls games [The name of the less notable case I don't remember].
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1256 on: August 24, 2012, 01:25:57 PM »

What made you stay away from generic fantasy settings and peoples?

The better question is, "Why does anyone use them?" What kind of a genre is Fantasy where everyone presents the same fantasy? There's nothing fantastical about reprising the same tired tropes over and over again. It's just laziness.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1257 on: August 24, 2012, 06:13:33 PM »

As for why I'm using lizardmen: I felt like it, basically. I had some ideas for interesting things I could do with them, so I decided to make them part of the game world. I can't think of any RPGs that have done anything all that interesting with lizardmen other than the Elder Scrolls games, and even then, the interesting stuff is basically just relegated to flavor text. They're not ubiquitous in the way that dwarves, elves, goblins and dragons are.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1258 on: August 26, 2012, 03:17:38 PM »

I can't think of any RPGs that have done anything all that interesting with lizardmen other than the Elder Scrolls games, and even then, the interesting stuff is basically just relegated to flavor text. They're not ubiquitous in the way that dwarves, elves, goblins and dragons are.

My favorite type of race that is somewhat like that is: Slithzerikai from Avernum series. But yes other than Elder Scrolls, not many types of classes/races like that. I still think that lizard men that you made are very much like monks from d and d, but thats just a personal thought.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #1259 on: August 27, 2012, 08:46:13 AM »

I haven't revealed much of their culture yet, but funnily enough, the lizardmen do have a sort of spiritual martial arts tradition loosely inspired by Varzesh-e-Bastani.
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